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The Shepherd’s Hut, wood burner, lovely views/pubs

SuperhostEllesmere, England, United Kingdom
Shepherd's hut hosted by John
5 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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You’ll have the shepherd's hut (u.k., france) to yourself.
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The Shepherd’s Hut (with optional tent pitch) has a spectacular location with glorious uninterrupted rural views, cosy log burner and swimming pool.
Set in rolling countryside on the Welsh / Shropshire border, it has its own private access & parking and enjoys mains water, electricity and drainage. Behind the Hut is a pond with an island and mown tracks lead through the meadows for exploring. Just a mile away is the pretty village of Overton on Dee with its medieval church, pub and shops.

The space
The Shepherd’s Hut is furnished to a very high standard.

The Shepherd’s Hut sleeps two however you are welcome to bring a tent to accommodate up to three additional guests to share the facilities.

There is a double bed with storage beneath, a kitchen area with sink and granite worktop, woodburner on granite plinth and an en suite shower, wash basin and wc. There is a bedside tv with built in dvd player - whilst there is no tv signal in the valley, there are lots of up to date films on dvd for guests to view. The kitchen is equipped with kettle, toaster, fridge and microwave oven together with a selection of crockery and utensils. Outside is a barbecue and seating area.

The is a good mobile phone signal for all networks in the valley.

Guests have their own private access from the quiet single track lane to the field where a mown area provides parking. A series of mown pathways then lead up to the Shepherd’s Hut, the pond and surrounding meadows.
There are magnificent views over rolling border countryside and further mown tracks through the pasture leading up to the heated swimming pool, which is shared with guests staying at Little Pentre Barn.
What makes the Shepherd’s Hut unique is the seclusion of it’s location and the wonderful views over the surrounding woodland and fields. The late evening sun sets over magnificent views towards the Welsh mountains and outside the Shepherd’s Hut is a private garden and seating for guests to enjoy the wonderful views.

If guests wish to bring a tent with them they are welcome to do so to accommodate additional guests (a small charge applies, please just specify number of guests at time of booking). For families with young children, a tent can be pitched right next to the door of the Shepherd’s Hut so children can enjoy the adventure of camping but be within feet of Mum and Dad. There are also two further areas of mown grass a little more distant from the Shepherd’s Hut perhaps more suitable for teenagers wanting their own space. (Note: campers please provide own bedding/sleeping bags as well as tent).

Guest access
Guests have access to the three acres of grounds, the pool and communal areas. Private gardens enclose the two nearby holiday homes and the farmhouse.
The Shepherd’s Hut has its own private garden, vehicular access and parking area.

Other things to note
Further guests are not permitted except by arrangement in order to preserve the privacy and seclusion of the location, which is one of its main attractions.
There is a coin meter for electricity which takes £1 and £2 coins. The Hut is very economical and doesn’t draw much power. The Shepherd’s Hut is fully insulated (roof, walls and floors) and is very warm and cozy.
The Shepherd’s Hut (with optional tent pitch) has a spectacular location with glorious uninterrupted rural views, cosy log burner and swimming pool.
Set in rolling countryside on the Welsh / Shropshire border, it has its own private access & parking and enjoys mains water, electricity and drainage. Behind the Hut is a pond with an island and mown tracks lead through the meadows for exploring. Just a mile away…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Laptop-friendly workspace
Heating
Pool
Free parking on premises
Wifi
TV
Indoor fireplace
Smoke alarm
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Ellesmere, England, United Kingdom

The Shepherd’s Hut is located in a stunning location with magnificent views over rolling border countryside. Set in three acres of private grounds it is just a mile from the nearby village with its pub, shops and medieval church. Overton on Dee is a very historic village, the first casualty of Owain Glyndwr’s bloody rebellion of 1400, who burnt it to the ground. Luckily The Shepherd’s Hut was untouched and the churchyard yew trees also survived and as one of the Wonders of Wales are reputed to be nearly 2000 years old. The village has a number of shops and farm produce is available together with meat from a traditional local butcher. Four miles away, Ellesmere is the nearest larger village, with a major Tesco and lovely delicatessen as well as many smaller shops. It has a wonderful tea shop by the mere (lake) and seasonal availability of rowing boats. There is also a major wharf and boatyard on the Ellesmere canal and wonderful towpath walks. Llangollen is about 8 miles away and Oswestry ten miles. Chester and Shrewsbury are both about 22 miles distant, along very good roads, so the journey time is about half an hour. For National Trust members Chirk Castle, Erddig Country House and the magnificent Powis Castle and Gardens are all within easy reach. Hawkstone Follies is nearby, an 18th century garden filled with enchanting grottos, caves and passages as well as other memorials and a massive stone column up which guests can climb. The canal network is accessible either at Ellesmere or at nearby Trevor, where for a modest day charge guests can hire boats to explore the two impressive Telford aquaducts and the Chirk tunnel. A network of footpaths and backlanes are accessible right from the Shepherd’s Hut making it an ideal base for those seeking a relaxing rural break without the need to use a car. One of the lovely five mile or so walks nearby takes guests along the River Dee, has a halfway point at the village pub, perhaps for a Sunday Carvery Lunch, and returns via the lane right to the Shepherd’s Hut.

Overton on Dee is a small village with a medieval church 1 mile from the Shepherd’s Hut with a pub, several shops and other facilities.
The town of Ellesmere with its pretty mere, canals and many circular walks is 4 miles away. Ellesmere has a number of shops, banks and a Tesco supermarket.
The Shepherd’s Hut is located in a stunning location with magnificent views over rolling border countryside. Set in three acres of private grounds it is just a mile from the nearby village with its pub, shops a…

Hosted by John

Joined in August 2017
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I am the owner / manager of a number of holiday homes on the border of North Wales and Shropshire and my family and I have run the business for approaching fifteen years.
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House rules
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm